My Review of Amy Jarecki’s Latest Release


NEW RELEASE: June 12, 2016

The Valiant Highlander

(Highland Defender Book 2)

by Amy Jarecki

$3.99 at Amazon


When Sir Donald MacDonald, Baronet of Sleat meets trews-wearing, musket-wielding, redheaded Mary of Castleton, he’s completely flummoxed. Such a woman would never fit in to his aristocratic way of life. And Mary wants nothing to do with her father’s wishes for her betrothal. Indeed, the two agree on one thing: They are completely, utterly and inarguably incompatible.

But when Mary is abducted from Dunscaith Castle and spirited away in Sir Donald’s sea galley, the baronet has no choice but to mount a rescue. When his plans are thwarted at every turn, Donald and Mary are thrown in a tumultuous a race for their very lives. Though destiny brings them together, Don must face the truth smoldering in the recesses of his heart. Can he cast aside his ideals and declare his love for the saucy Highland lass



Sir Donald MacDonald, 3rd Baronet of Sleat,   Late 17th Century

My Thoughts:

Book #2 of the Highland Defender series,this is another winner from the incredible Amy Jarecki. Although a work of fiction it contains main characters who were very much real people. If you are a fan of Philippa Gregory’s and Diana Gabaldon’s well known historical fiction works this one is for you. I found myself totally engaged. So much so I could not put it down.

I finished this book in under 24 hours. I have read other books by Amy Jarecki, but I would venture to say this is the best one yet. I did not read the first book in this series, but I would say each one could very well be read as a standalone and not miss anything.
I would give this one a solid 5 star rating.

If you like your historical fiction with a bit of romance, this page turner is definitely for you.

I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

About The Author:

AJPHOTO1-2-209x300Amy loves Scotland! She holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and now resides in Southwest Utah with her husband where she mostly writes historical romance. When time is available, she lectures on writing topics at conferences across the US.

Amy’s first published novel, now titled Boy Man Chief, won the League of Utah Writers award for Best Manuscript, and the St. George Spark Book Award. Since then, she has won many other writing awards. In November 2014, her novel, Captured by the Pirate Laird hit #24 on Amazon’s top 100 bestseller list. She’s also a “crowdsourced” winning author through Amazon’s Kindle Scout Program.

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